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that governor romney had a good night. interesting to see what the poll numbers do. >> i expect them to, if not, we have a real problem. second thing, we should not forget this, he literally threw his whole tax plan your honor the bus. the -- as a followup. there is another debate, everything tomorrow, there is more shows, more everything, and i think the democrats are really, really going to jump on this. i never proposed any such thing. >> you're expecting team obama to go hard tomorrow. >> i think team obama knows what happened tonight. i don't think -- but i also think that this is the way this campaign works out. what happened tonight will play out clearly through the weekend to the next debate. so we should be a little -- little temperament in terms -- >> what do you think -- >> let us enjoy a good night. >> one of the things i thought was really interesting about the debate, including, of course, the fact that romney won it and everybody knows it, including obama's campaign energies, romney seemed like he understood the issues better than obama did. it was striking to me when romney said
. check out this number. 82% said that mitt romney did better than they expected, but only 1 in 10 said he did worse. as for the president's performance, 6 in 10 say that he did worse than expected. just 2 in 10 said he actually did better. cnn's dana bash joins me now with more about the stats and the sound bites and to borrow a line from our friend and our colleague james carville, the president wanted a conversation, but mitt romney showed up with a chain saw. how are things going within the various xamps today and how is everybody breaking this down? the narrative today. >> the narrative today is simply that, you know, going into yesterday, there were republicans talking about maybe it's time to put resources towards getting the senate back in congress and, you know, some people leaving romney for political dead. that is not the narrative today. does the fact that mitt romney did exceptionally well last night, particularly up against president obama who just kind of not -- didn't seem like he was there? does that uh change voters minds? you knowthat is really unclear at this point. wha
in the blue. romney landing a number of job jabs on everything from debt and jobs and the economy to health care, to his green energy program, saying, americans, republican and democrat need leadership and he's prepared to provide it. the president, keeping his cool, said to be a challenge for him tonight, saying that leadership requires more than lofty goals trequires specifics and he didn't hear them from the governor. it was interesting to see mitt romney looking mostly over at president obama when he was making his point and president obama choosing to look at jim lehrer or looking down. what message do the viewers pick up on that? president obama looking directly into the camera on the subject of obamacare, wanting to communicate directly to the viewers at home, past the moderator. there was mostly respectful sparring in a robust debate. the moderator, jim lehrers was not nrsly in control, but not ineffective. this is the first time we have seen the candidates go back and forth. instead of hearing from a moderator, we got to hear from them. >> that's right. he watched a lot of the time
him before the debate, romney's numbers were about 30. after the debate they were in the 60's, which is to say in this debate romney had two tasks. one was to explain why the president has failed and be very aggressive there that and then he had another task that sort of conflicted with the first in that he needs to be appealing enough that people would like him, find something worth voting for him about not just because they didn't like barack obama. well that number in the instant poll which those are fluky and shouldn't put too much emphasis on them but gives us inkling of where the currents are going. that's good for romney. i'll echo mike the campaign needed a pause in what was a slide. i think they got the pause and the question is now when you thank you about a new romney, he's had a lot of different iterations in his life. you can imagine the obama campaign trying to make sofg a mediocre debate will jump on that notion of new and say he's created a whole new persona than the guy who ran in the primaries. >> rose: norah. >> president obama left his greatest hit on the cutting
replace it? >> romney: number one preexisting conditions are covered under my mine. number two, young people are able to stay on their own plan. and let's come back to something we agree on which is the key task we have in health care is to get the costs down so it's more affordable for families and then he has a model for doing that a board of people at the government appointed board who are going to decide what kind of treatment you are going to have. in my opinion the government is not effective in bringing down the cost of almost anything. free people and free enterprises are able to be more effective in bringing down the cost than the government will ever be. your example of the cleveland clinic is my case in point. this is the private market. these are small -- these are enterprising competing with each other, learning how to do better and better jobs. i used to consult with healthcare providers. we don't need to have a board of 15 people telling us what kinds of treatments we should have. we instead need to put insurance plans, providers, hospitals, doctors
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, every day. the polls are bad for romney and good for obama in the swing states. but the national numbers are as tight as they get. the primaries are over, the conventions are over, but the debates, the home stretch, starts right now. >>> all right. the pre-season is officially over. game on. thank you for joining us tonight for msnbc's coverage of this first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. i'm rachel maddow here at our headquarters in new york. i'm joined by ed schultz, reverend al sharpton, chris hayes, and steve schmidt. lawrence o'donnell will be our man in the spin room tonight. and the one and only chris matthews is at the university of denver, which is the site of tonight's debate. chris, i've been watching you this past hour. i can sense the excitement that you feel, that i feel as well. i mean, it is a big night when these candidates speak at their conventions, but tonight the tv audience for this debate could be almost twice the size as the convention audience. just a huge night. what are each of these guys thinking they need to do tonight? >> well, i think obama's the
be president obama than mitt romney looking at these numbers. that plus 19 advantage that the president has on looking out for the middle class, that is a death nail for mr. romney's campaign if he cannot turn that around. but i think looking ahead to tonight's debate, there is a real opportunity in the huge disconnect in the electorate, in a way that reflects a real risk for president obama. there's this huge disconnect between mr. obama's best number with voters and one of his worst numbers. which is that president obama has so far not been able to persuade people to connect these two ideas, right? he has not been able to persuade people that doing right by the middle class, where he does great, actually is the way you fix the economy. so in other words, yeah, heading into this first debate, mr. romney may seem like an out of touch rich guy who's going to be bad for the average american, but people still think that maybe a thurston howell-type figure might be what we need to get the economy in shape. sort of a discordant idea, but it seems to be held simultaneously in americans' mind. tha
? >> well, there are two things. in the contrast was governor romney said his number one priority was creating jobs and that's so important to the american people. as you know, the unemployment rate is at 8.1%. it is only that low because people stopped looking for work. previously at 8.3. it's now at 8.1%. the president promised the american people years ago that we would be in a much lower rate, especially after all the stimulous spending. what governor romney said was that jobs were his number one priority and outlined a plan. what struck me was that the president only talked about creating 100,000 jobs, teaching jobs in this country, which of course is federally funded. >> let's hear what mitt romney had to s. the moderator put this to mitt romney as well. here was mitt romney's response to his economic priorities tonight. >> i will not reduce the share paid by high income individuals. i know you keep saying that and it's a popular thing to say, but it's not the case. >> for 18 months, he has been running this tax plan and now five weeks before the election, he is saying
tomorrow's jobs numbers before we move on to talk about what mitt romney would do differently than the president? how do you expect them to come in? and how critical are the jobs numbers because we've got not this one but we also have a jobs report right before people go to the polls come november? are these going to be more critical in this election than in elections past? >> i think so. this is a about the economy, and it is especially about the jobs situation. in terms of tomorrow's number, we're saying 120,000 which isn't horrible but not great either. that's 120 total. 135 private sector. so government is shrinking still. on the unemployment rate, all important we think it is going to go up a tick to 8.2%. this is not going to be good news for the president. dagen: what is romney talking about that would be a bigger job creator at this point and do it immediately than the president? >> well i think what he is talking about is in fact not raising taxes and essentially reducing the regulatory burden, but as you know, and the president said it, but it's true, the president's plan
on some of the numbers we heard tonight from mitt romney. >> as president i will sit down on day one with leaders, the democratic leaders, as well as republican leaders. sltz i think governor romney is going to have a first day, going to also appeal obama care. [ male announcer ] if it wasn't for a little thing called the computer, we might still be making mix tapes. find this. pause this. play this. eject this. write this. it's like the days before esurance express lane™. you had to find a bunch of documents just to get a car insurance quote. now express lane finds your driving info with just one click, saving time to be nostalgic about the days before express lane. thank you, insurance for the modern world. esurance. now backed by allstate. howard fineman is with us. what are you hearing. >> it always interesting to watch the body language of the spin room. the side that feels confident that it won comes rushing out into the spin room with their signs above their head and start to talk with smiles on their faces. that was obviously the romney people tonight. it took a while for t
on some of the numbers we heard tonight from mitt romney. he's been a bit of a truth squad. this is msnbc's live coverage of the first presidential debate. >> i'll silt down on day one, the day after i get a elected i'll sit down with leaders, the democratic leaders as well as republican leaders. >> i think governor romney is going to have a busy first day because he's going to repeal obama care which won't be very popular with democrats as you're sitting down with them. the human league playing ] humans. we mean well, but we're imperfect creatures living in a beautifully imperfect world. it's amazing we've made it this far. maybe it's because when one of us messes up, someone else comes along to help out. that's the thing about humans. when things are at their worst, we're at our best. see how at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance -- responsibility. >>> welcome back to motor vehicle welcome back to msnbc's live coverage. howard fineman is with us. what are you hearing. >> it always interesting to watch the body language of the spin room. the side that feels confident that it won
, but that's not my plan. obama: okay. romney: number two, let's look at history. my plan is not like anything that's been tried before. my plan is to bring down rates but also bring down deductions and exemptions and credits at the same time so the revenue stays in, but we bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. they're suffering in this country. and we talk about evidence, look at the evidence of the last four years. it's absolutely extraordinary. we've got 23 million people out of work or stopped looking for work in this country. >> moderator: all right. romney: when the president took office, 32 million on food stamps, 47 million on food stamps today. economic growth slower this year than last year, and last year slower than the year before. going forward with the status quo is not going to cut it for the american people who are struggling today. >> moderator: all right. we're still on the economy. this is theoretically, now, a second segment still on the economy, and specifically on what to do about the federal deficit.
of the personality but romney had the numbers. >> definitely. it's not the speech it's what he believes and it's what i believe and that's why i support him. >> let's move on to bob you wore a romney supporter a clear winner tonight? >> i don't think there was, i think it was a draw. >> why? >> i think we need to learn more about both candidates within the next two debates i don't thinks there was another debating. >> would you say that he did enough was convincing enough to get voters to lead in his direction? >> i think he could be a little more convincing. >> we will send it back to you in the studio. >> paul lisneck joins us tonight for political analysis, i saw the first 50 minutes, it looked to me like the governor handed the president has launched tonight. >> and the first 50 minutes romney came out crisp and firing even if you may not agree with what he said. >> what i think romijn daetz strategy was tonight was he decided to basically forget about the right wing of the party there was nothing that came out of his mouth that was going to feed the right wing he cut off the tee
. >> romney: i'll cut programs like pbs, i'll make government more efficient and cut back the number of employees, combine agencies and departments. this is the approach we have to take to get america to an balanced budget. the president said he would cut the deficit in half. unfortunately he doubled it. trillion dollars deficits for the last four years. the president has put it in place as much public debt -- almost as much debt held by the public as all prior presidents combined. >> mr. president? >> obama: when i walked into the oaf value office i had a deficit facing me with two wars that were not paid for, tax cuts that were not paid for, a whole bunch of programs that were not paid for, and a massive economic crisis. yes, we had to taken initial emergency measures. but what we have all said is let's make sure we are cutting out those things that are not helping us grow. to 77 government programs everything from aircrafts that the air force had ordered but won't working very well, 18 government programs for education that were well intentioned but weren't he
. the reality is this $5 trillion number is not a specific plan by romney. it's cobbling a number of things together and including things obama and romney both agree on. >> but it is a number, a plan he has talked about. unfortunately, we are out of time, congressman. thank you so much. >> president obama claims $3 trillion of that number himself, so does president obama have a $3 trillion plan to cut taxes? he doesn't want to go around talking about it a whole lot. >> former congressman arch davis, thank you so much. >>> federal authorities have launched a criminal probe into a company hired by republicans. after looking at dozens of suspicious forms there's enough evidence indicating a crime may have been committed. the republican national committee fired strategic allied consulting last week after several counties reported questionable forms across southern florida. ♪ these are... [ male announcer ] marie callender's puts everything you've grown to love about sunday dinner into each of her pot pies. tender white meat chicken and vegetables in a crust made from scratch. marie callender'
to even out. i'm did a very good job of bringing up specific differences. >> i think romney basically touted figures and numbers that he promised but with no backup. >> i wanted to know about the educational system and how we were going to make a difference in improving it over the next few years. and i think that both of them were generally vague. >> i think barack obama won the debate. i think mitt romney was well-prepared. i didn't feel like he answered any questions. >> viewing parties also held by republicans tonight. the scene with the romney supporters this evening in the east bay. >> reporter: here in walnut creek, it was a fullhouse as romney supporters gathered to listen to the first debate. for the most part, everyone believes mr. romney did an excellent job. >> i think he's done a fantastic job making his points about programs and what he has in store for the american people, and growth for the middle class. fairness to every american. >> reporter: there was a lot of applause, especially when the focus was about the economy. more specifically about creating jobs. >> i thin
a number inform alternative energy and a number of things that we need for a economy. and romney's plan doesn't add up. and romney also confirmed once the debate with the republican challengers, even predent dollars an spenting cuts, he won't raise taxes. >> do you think the president needs to be more aggressive? >> i think jack has a point there, he was playing noble say, he h's to be -- i think you'll see him more aggressive the couple of debates. >> the democrats spin where they say romney criticize him on the numbers and say his tax plan don't add up. oh bloom doubled the deficit. he incrowsed the inthe debate. obama -- >> go up under bush. >> by a fraction. >> it went went up over obama a lot. >> the producer says we have to wrap this up. republican strategist, democrat strategist, brendan daly, thank you so much for coming in tonight. we appreciate it. and don't be surprised if you hear people talking about big bird tomorrow as well. the sesame staple was trending on twitter tonight along with the word zingers and cheesecake. people are talking about the cheesecake factory.
, the numbers are not working in the direction of romney and i'm surprised that they not shifting at all. they continue working the base, working the base to interview with mitt romney. mitt romney is saying we have -- ambulance will come and take to you emergency room hospital. romney an expert in health care policy. he reformed health care in the stays of massachusetts. he is not ignorant. he is talking to his base. so far i don't think it's working. >> i want to you make the argument -- . [ multiple speakers ] -- back to the girls with guns. is that an argument for the women's vote. >> i don't think it's a real issue for women so much. but you know, i'm a farm and ranch girl and a grew up in a family that did hunt and i had a gun when i was in my single-digits back in the day and was taught how to shoot and taught about how to treat a gun and how to respect and things like that. i think that's important. and i think it's an important place our culture we have these different activities that take place. so -- >> i was going to say, you have to kind of divvy up the goods. of course thos
is governor romney's numbers do not add up. i had to spend time last night trying to pin it down. the only way to pay for $5 trillion in the tax cuts and $2 trillion in the defense spending that the military says it does not need is by asking the middle-class to pay more. i refuse to do that. i refuse to ask middle-class families to give up their deductions for owning a home or raising their kids just to pay for another millionaire's tax cut, just to pay for more tax cuts that we cannot afford. i will never turn medicare into a voucher. governor romney doubled down on the proposal last night, and he is wrong. no american should have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies. they should retire with the dignity they have earned. we will perform and strengthen medicare for a long haul, but reducing the cost of health care, not by asking seniors to pay thousands of dollars more, and we will keep promise of social security by taking the responsible steps to strengthen it. we will have a chance to talk about what is going on overseas, because our prosperity at home is linked t
of those very devastating numbers for the president? >> i think that governor romney is certainly a skilled debater. and last night he was able to elevate his level of performance. but he did not change the fundamental dynamics of this race, nor did he change some of the policies that actually got us into the economic mess that we have. he embraced the president and agreed that, in fact, he does want to turn medicare into a voucher program, and he still skated and danced and tap danced around how it is that he's going to cut tax for millionaires and billionaires without that having an impact on the rest of the budget. and that's still a question that he has to answer. i thought the president's best moment in the debate was when he contrasted the two economic approaches. president obama is much more ke keeping with president clinton. it's a balanced approach. and mitt romney is still waving around the magic wand, that if you cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires, that grows jobs rather than deficits. and we know that's not true. so he did have an elevated level of debate. and fortunate
to come close to mitt romney's number of 23 million. he is counting everyone as unemployed, everyone giving up looking for work, everyone who is underemployed in this fashion, everyone who is part time and would like to be full time in all actuality although that adds up to about 23 million, he is doing the same thing barack obama did. he is stretching the numbers to the point of breaking so that is false, too. let's look at the overall question of real unemployment. can barack obama be re-elected with the numbers he is facing? it is a tough, tough task, no question. look at all the presidents relekted since the 1950s and the unemployment rates since that time. dwight eisenhower, richard nixon, president reagan, bill clinton, 5.1. the second george bush 5.4 and obama with a whopping 8.1% unemployment. these are the august numbers before they were elected. it's very difficult for any president to carry a weight like that into a re-election campaign when president obama was elected the first time, it will be historic. if he le if he is re-elected, there will be no president since frank
% said governor romney did. 53% said president obama did. but look at after the debate. romney's numbers almost doubled to 63%. president obama's did move up slightly. he still lead there but romney gained a lot of ground here, scott. >> pelley: anthony, thank you very much. of course as we said this is a little over 400 people who had not made up their minds on which candidate they would support. but john dickerson what do you make of those numbers. >> those are the people mitt romney needs to talk to. these are the people who are -- they may have voted for president obama in 2008, they like him but they just are disappointed and the transaction mitt romney needed to start tonight was saying to those people it's okay to leave him and i'm a safe place to go. that jump in the number of people who thought he cared about regular people, that -- if they could have written a perfect script that's the one the romney people would have written. somebody wrote in to me today and said just after the debate said the governor of massachusetts showed up. which was a way to talk about the fact that mi
romney showed me during a side of the personality not seen before. he was likable, yes, but decisive, clear, and he moved to the center appealing to inexcellents and moderates. gerri: showing up in the numbers too. steven, you were on hand for for obama today, what did they say? >> they took 12 hours to figure out what the spin was because it was not ready last night. they were late getting to the spin room last night in denver. they settled on a line which was mitt romney might have looked good and sounded good, but everything said was false. he was lying one after another after another. what was interesting on the conference calls, they didn't give much supporting evidence. it's one thing to make the claim, but another to support it in a way to convince the people you're listening to. president obama might be able to do that on the campaign trail talking to partisan democratic audiences, but not much on the conference call today suggesting he's ready to support that claim. gerri: all spin going on today. al gore had this to stay "obama arrived in denver 2 p.m. before the debate sta
might have a lower number. >> last night romney ditched the $17,000 bucket and suggested he might make up a number. >> one of the various ways to bring down deductions, a single number, make up a number, 25,000, 50,000. >> yes, make up a number. anyway, who cares about specifics? or facts for that matter? instead, romney tried to remind voters about the president's broken promises. >> the president said he'd cut the deficit in half. unfortunately he doubled it the president did say he would cut the deficit in half -- >> i'm pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office. >> that clearly didn't happen. but did the president double it? according to the congressional budget office the deficit is projected to decrease, decrease, from $1.4 trillion in 2009 that would be when obama took office to $1.1 trillion in 2012. arithmetic is never mitt romney's strong suit. $300 million decrease is not the same as $1.4 million increase at least according to the law of mathematics on planet earth. hugo, this is the question, right? >> you're not going to ask me
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